Ramadan 1436/2015 Program w/ Shk. Amin Rastani & Shk. Dawood Sodagar

Event details

  • Friday | June 19, 2015 to Sunday | July 12, 2015
  • 6:30 PM
  • Islamic Library of Dearborn 7801 Chase Rd Dearborn, MI, 48126
  • 313.355.4428

The Awaited One Foundation, Flag of Guidance, The Ashura Project, Al-Ajal, Muslim Scouts of Michigan, and Migration 313 are organizing a nightly lecture program during the Holy Month of Ramadan 1436 2015 beginning Friday June 19, 2015 and running until Sunday July 12, 2015. The program will be held at the Islamic Library of Dearborn [7801 Chase Rd]. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Our guest scholars will be Shk. Amin Rastani and Shk. Dawood Sodagar who will be joining us from the Islamic Seminary in Qum. Join us for a month of spiritually uplifting and practical advice.

Program will be broadcast online on AOF TV

Program also includes various spiritually uplifting activities that will give a very hands on and practical benefit to your lives.

Shk. Amin Rastani was born and raised in the United States of America. After finishing high school, dismayed and disheartened by the superficial nature of the Western lifestyle, he thirsted for the deepness of life, which he recognized, could only be experienced through connecting with his creator. After these many realizations, he came to the conclusion that he wanted to spend the following years of his youth in a purer spiritual and intellectual environment, hoping to fulfill his dream of being a learned expert in Islam. With great effort and determination to succeed, Sh. Amin travelled to Qum in 1998 to pursue howzah studies in the Howzah Ilmiyyah of Qum and has been there ever since.

Due to references by scholars in the US, he was able to get into one of the top schools therein, and graduated from the six-year introductory level, which included years of Arabic syntax and grammar, logic (mantiq), Islamic theology (kalaam), Islamic rulings and law (ahkaam), Islamic history, jurisprudence (fiqh), principles of jurisprudence (usul al-fiqh), and other disciplines, after which, he began the intermediate level of fiqh and usul al-fiqh studies comprising of the valuable works of the late Shaykh Murtadhan al-Ansari, namely the ‘Makaasib’ and ‘Rasaa’il’ series, and the philosophy of the late Allamah Tabatabai, spending years on these studies as well. He is currently at an advanced level of fiqh and usul al-fiqh studies that he wishes to inshAllah complete someday. Simultaneously, Sh. Amin is also working towards a master’s degree in Semitic religions in one of the universities of Qum, with a dissertation on the Code of Canon Law (Catholicism). Among all of these accomplishments, Sh. Amin is also a teacher in the Howza and lectures internationally on various occasions of the Islamic year.

Sheikh Dawood was born, to an Iranian father studying in US and an American mother who had converted to the luminous faith of Shia Islam a few years prior to his birth.

Shk. Dawood has been studying in the Hawzah of Qum for the last ten years. The numerous areas of study that he has covered in these years are (1) Arabic grammar and syntax, (2) logic, (3) fiqh (Shia jurisprudence), (4) usul (principle of jurisprudence), (5) Islamic philosophy, (6) hadith, and (7) tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis). Shk. Dawood’s current studies consist of attending dars kharij, which is the last stage of the study of jurisprudence in the hawzah (hopefully and by God’s Grace leading to ijtihad) and the study of Ibn Sina’s Shifa.

Shk. Dawood has also translated a number of books and articles from Farsi and Arabic into English.

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